This past June, Bill Lovelace had just gotten off of the phone with his wife after returning from a wedding when he “walked outside, started getting dizzy, and fell,”
Loveless had gone into Cardiac Arrest.
Thankfully, in a nearby car in the Phoenix Airport arrivals ramp, RN Vincent Zomock noticed loveless prone on the pavement and rushed to help.
“I Just immediately told someone to grab the AED, and no one around me knew what it was, so I told them to go run and scream that you need help and just yell ‘AED,’ and about 10 seconds later someone came out with it,” he says.
Lovelace learned afterward his heart had four major blockages. But says he’ll never forget the moment a stranger stepped in to give him a second chance.
“I guess I was in the right place at the right time,” Lovelace says.
Thanks to Zomok’s quick thinking and medical background, he was able to save Lovelace’s life, who is among a very small percentage of people who survive that kind of sudden heart failure.
“The hero displayed in you that day reflects great credit on you as a member of our community,” were the words spoken at the award ceremony for the Citizen Life Saving Award by the Phoenix Fire Department. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. We are very proud to recognize Vincent Zomock as a true Everyday Hero.
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